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China Drives Away Smog To Ensure Clear Sky For Trump’s Visit

Beijing(PTI): US President Donald Trump landed in Beijing today under clear sunny sky as China has virtually driven away the smog hovering over the city in the last few days with emergency measures. Following the smoggy weather in the past few days Beijing today woke up to a beautiful sunny morning. China's environment ministry had ordered the local authorities to lift...

Modi, Trump Hold Talks On Defence, Security Issues

Manila(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump today held bilateral talks on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit here during which they discussed a range of key issues including defence and security. The meeting in the Philippines capital came a day after officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held talks to give shape to the...

No Agreement Reached At Indus Water Treaty Talks: World Bank

Washington (PTI): The latest round of talks between India and Pakistan on Indus Water Treaty concluded without reaching an agreement, the World Bank has said even as it assured that both countries will continue to work to resolve the issues in an amicable manner. "While an agreement has not been reached at the conclusion of the meetings, the World Bank...

Indian-Origin Man Arrested For Lying On US Army Applications

New York (PTI):  An Indian-origin Muslim convert, who had voiced support for ISIS and had searched online for ways to join the terror group, has been arrested for making false statements on his applications to join the US military. Shivam Patel, 27, of Norfolk was charged for not disclosing on his application to join the Army that he had travelled...

Meet 22-Year-Old Woman Rudrali Patil, British High Commissioner For A Day

New Delhi(PTI): It was a dream come true for 22- year-old Rudrali Patil, when she got a call from the British High Commission to serve as its commissioner to India. Albeit for a day, Rudrali, in a crisp black suit, donned the cap of the diplomat efficiently, as she addressed the media here today, talking about empowering girl children in...

2-month-old son of Indian couple placed in foster care in US

A two-month-old son of an Indian couple has been placed in foster care by US child welfare officials after he was admitted to a local hospital with head injuries in New Jersey. The son of Ashish Pareek, an employee of Tata Consultancy Services and resident of Jersey City, had apparently slipped from his mother's hand and hit his head on...

China ends one-child policy, couples allowed 2 kids from today

Beijing: Couples in China are now allowed to have two children as the new family planning law came into effect from today, ending the world's most populous country's controversial one-child policy amid concerns over an ageing population and shrinking workforce. The new two-child policy, which was announced by the ruling Communist Party in October and approved by the national legislature in...

Donald Trump Says Mexico Wall Idea Intact; Contradicts Chief Of Staff

Washington(PTI): Donald Trump today insisted that his view on building a wall along US-Mexico border has not changed and Mexico would pay for it "directly or indirectly", contradicting remarks by his chief of staff that the president's opinion on the barrier had "evolved". Trump's comments came after Retired General John Kelly told members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus yesterday that...

Trump Cancels Obama’s Cuba Deal, Puts Cold War-era Rivals on Collision Course

Washington/Miami(PTI): US President Donald Trump has cancelled his predecessor Barack Obama's "one-sided" Cuba deal that favoured a detente and put the two Cold War-era rivals on collision course again by vowing to take strong measures against the Raul Castro regime's "military monopoly". "Effective immediately, I am cancelling the last administration's completely one-sided deal with Cuba. I am announcing today a...

‘Drone Sale To India Would Cement Bilateral Ties With US’

Washington (PTI): The US decision to sell 22 Sea Guardian drones to India at an estimated cost of USD 2 billion will create around 2,000 jobs in the US and "cement" bilateral ties, an American executive involved in the deal has said. "This should be viewed as a significant step in cementing the US-India bilateral defence relationship," Vivek Lall, chief executive...

Trump Defends Daughter Ivanka For Taking His Place At G20 Meet

Washington(PTI): US President Donald Trump today strongly defended his daughter Ivanka, who has come under fire for sitting on her father's chair during a G20 meeting in Germany last week, saying what she did was "very standard". "When I left Conference Room for short meetings with Japan and other countries, I asked Ivanka to hold seat. Very standard. Angela M agrees!,"...

Obama Personally Warned Zuckberberg Over Fake News: Report

Washington (AFP): Former US President Barack Obama personally urged Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to counter the rise of fake news on the social network during a meeting held shortly after last year's election, the Washington Post reported. The encounter reportedly took place on the sidelines of a meeting of global leaders in Lima, Peru on November 19, two months before Trump's...

No One In White House Questions Trump’s Mental Stability:US’ Envoy Nikki Haley

Washington(PTI): No one in the White House questions the mental stability of Donald Trump, US' top envoy to the UN Nikki Haley has said in response to an allegation against the American President in a controversial book. Indian-American Haley, the first-ever Cabinet-ranking official in any presidential administration, defended staffers in the Trump administration as loyal and respecting. Haley's defence of Trump...

China Unhappy Over Indo-US Alliance

Beijing(PTI):  Any attempt by India to become US ally to counter China will not be in its interests and could even lead to "catastrophic results", a state-run Chinese daily said as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump held their maiden meeting. "Washington and New Delhi share anxieties about China's rise. In recent years, to ratchet up geopolitical...